N17 Creative Callings – What Makes A Manufacturer Ethical?

Held on Wednesday 6th May ‘What Makes A Manufacturer Ethical?’ was led by Fashion-Enter Ltd’s Production Director Caroline Ash.

This free online Zoom seminar was one in a series under the business support programme N17 Creative Callings. If you have just started or are looking to grow a business in the Tottenham CEZ area, then please get in touch and we will advise on how N17 Creative Callings, supported by the Mayor of London and the European Social Fund, can help you and your business. Contact Esme: esme@fashion-enter.com

Caroline provided in-depth information over the 3-hour session and covered the following key topics: External audits and how Fashion-Enter Ltd has gained Leading status and is a Centre of Excellence for Training, why being ethical matters, fabrics and fibres including the use of animals – silk worms for example, fabric and fashion waste, factory standards and audits – what to look for when visiting a factory, Optitex and garment fit, small runs and lean manufacturing.

Caroline supplied detailed need-to-know information essential for any fashion brand start-up or product development business that requires factory production. She provided examples of good and bad factory practices and made the participants aware of essential documentation. Throughout the session she gave ample opportunity for participants to jump in with any questions and comments.

Feedback included:

“I learnt about audit information and virtual fittings information.”

“Informative on audits on factories and health and safety.”

“Very informative and Caroline explained everything in a lot of detail.”

“I gained information on ethical manufacturing, Galaxius and working with factory.”

The next N17 Creative Callings online seminar will be on – How to Manufacture Your Garments – Part 1 Sampling & Small Run Production 20/5/2020 10am – 1pm